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Size does matter.

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mike@tongarirofishingguide.co.nz

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The Secret Knot.
Sat 13th October, 2012


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I've spent most of the week on the Tongariro and had some terrific sport. With a little color in the river until Wednesday conditions were spot on and nymphers and wet-liners both caught. The unsettled weather prevented significant day time hatches but I did notice fish rising whenever may fly came off between the showers. Around town was a bit disappointing but the middle and upper reaches more than made up for that, so that's where I spent most of my time. With some of the other venues now open angling pressure has been non existent and on a couple of occasions once I got upriver it seemed ...
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Size does matter.
Mon 1st October, 2012


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This week we'll return to the subject I started a couple of weeks ago before I got side-tracked by those lovely fat silver rainbows that ran the river ... learning from our mistakes. I've noticed that whether your a beginner or a first time visitor to the Tongariro when we start fishing this river most of us tend to make the same bad calls. Looking back I was in the same boat as everyone else and didn't have a clue ! Last time we looked at " concrete feet syndrome " which is a fairly common one and will not only cost you fish but the good will of other anglers. Unless of course your a devotee ...
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